Proquigel Quimica’s Candeais and Camaçari Cyanide Production Facilities Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Proquigel Quimica’s Candeias and Camaçari cyanide production facilities have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).  This is the fifth Cyanide Code certification for each of the operations.

Proquigel Quimica’s Candeias and Camaçari facilities initially were certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in December 2009.  The Candeias facility was recertified in January 2014, in June 2017, and in June 2020.  The Camaçari facility was recertified in October 2013, in February 2017, and in June 2020. As required under the Cyanide Code, these facilities were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor, and ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Reports and Summary Audit Reports which found that the Candeias and Camaçari facilities had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Production Principles and Standards of Practice throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on Proquigel Quimica’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code web site. The operations must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. It was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee. The Cyanide Code is intended to complement an operation’s existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdictions in which the operation is located.

ICMI has been established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. A detailed list of the operations covered by signatory companies’ applications, along with the full text of the Cyanide Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at

Friday, March 1, 2024